The loss that the Las Vegas Raiders experienced on Sunday will either break you or make you, figuratively speaking. Coming into Miami riding a 2-0 wave under interim coach Antonio Pierce, the Silver and Black came up short. Still, team veterans such as Hunter Renfrow and Maxx Crosby are not letting this deter their squad.
Crosby and Renfrow have seen the highs (and many lows) of this organization. Both, in their own right, are cornerstone players. Even if former head coach Josh McDaniels nearly neutered Renfrow to the point where he was nearly unrecognizable, No. 13 is back. Crosby, for his part, is the leader of Patrick Graham’s defense—a unit that held the Miami Dolphins to 20 points, an offense hailed as one of the NFL’s elite.
The Las Vegas Raiders are from done in 2023…
You’d think a loss like this would be demoralizing—eh, not so fast.
Raiders defense has 3? turnovers today
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) November 19, 2023
While speaking to the media after Sunday’s contest (h/t Vegas Sports Today), both Renfrow and Crosby echoed a similar sentiment: this season ain’t over.
“We just got to sustain drives. Our defense is playing incredible; we have to help them; if nothing else, just give them a break. I think something like this can bring people together or divide [them]. I think this is going to bring us closer,” said Renfrow.
Just like Renfrow, Crosby knows that the team can’t afford to dwell on the loss. More importantly, the offense does indeed need to step up, especially when the defense is playing at such a high level.
“We just have to watch the film. Keep moving forward. At the end of the day, we’re right in the mix. So, we got to stay together,” said Crosby. One thing’s for sure: the Raiders are indeed in the thick of things. Vegas sits at 5-6, the Bengals (5-5), Colts (5-5), and Bills (5-5) are all alive as of this publication—right there with the Silver and Black.
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